Fall 2019

November 14, 2019

“The Conspiratorial Mood of Plato’s Republic.”

Demetra Kasimis, University of Chicago
November 13, 2019

"Socrates NOW"



Yannis Simonides
Yannis Simonides' visit and performance are kindly sponsored by the Andrés Mata Foundation
Department of Philosophy
Department of Classics
The Being Human Festival of the Princeton University Humanities Council
October 25, 2019

Racing the Classics III: Recitative with Ishion Hutchinson

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 22nd to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Moderators: Sasha-Mae Eccleston, Brown University & Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton University
Department of Classics
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Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts
October 22, 2019

"The Classics Can Console?"

Ishion Hutchinson
Sponsored by the Department of Classics, Comparative Literature, Humanities Council, Humanistic Studies, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University Public Lectures Committee, Stanley J. Seeger '52 Center for Hellenic Studies
October 4, 2019

“Arrian The Priest: Provincial Cultural Identity And Roman Imperial Policy”

Elias Koulakiotis, Visiting Fellow, Fall 2019, University of Ioannina
Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Program in the Ancient World, Department of Classics,
October 3, 2019

"Early Iron Age Archaeology and the Tyranny of the Text: the Case of Athletic Nudity"

Sarah Murray, University of Toronto
September 19, 2019

"Dreams in Greek and Roman Religion: The Evidence of Inscriptions."

Gil Renberg, University of Michigan
Co-sponsored by Art & Archaeology

Spring 2019

May 16–18, 2019

"The Roman Republic in the Long Fourth Century"

Please RSVP by May 10, 2019 to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

The Princeton University Department of Classics, The Humanities Council, The Department of Art and Archaeology, The Program in the Ancient World, The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, The Center for Collaborative History, The Princeton Environmental Institute, and the University Center for Human Values
Faber Lecture
April 16, 2019

“The Politics of the Swarm”

Page duBois, UC San Diego
Sponsored by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council
April 12, 2019

"Tracing The Latin Tradition In Nonnus’ Dionysiaca"

Sophia Papaioannou, University of Athens
Hellenic Studies, The Department of Classics
Round Table Discussion
April 6, 2019

"Is Homer an Author?"

A roundtable discussion with

Pierre Judet de la Combe

on the occasion of the publication of his translation of the Iliad

Those attending the lunch are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, April 3rd to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Pierre Judet de la Combe, Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études and Director of Research at the CNRS
April 5–13, 2019


The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present Phèdre, Jean Racine’s classic French play based on ancient Greek and Roman tragedies in a new English translation by Princeton alumnus Marc Decitre. The production features senior J Sansone in the title role and is directed by faculty member Suzanne Agins. Performances are April 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 at 8:00 p.m. in
March 29–30, 2019

The Filologos and the Antiquarius: Studying Language and Objects in Renaissance Europe

Committee on Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; Center for Collaborative History; Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund; Department of Classics; Department of Art and Archaeology; Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity
March 26, 2019

"From chaos to chaos: Janus’ Speech in Fasti 1 and the Gates of War"

Francesca Romana Berno, Sapienza University of Rome
March 8–10, 2019

Student Production of The Odyssey

Homer’s classic epic poem of a journey home is reimagined in a participatory production of The Public Theater’s PublicWorks version of The Odyssey, directed by Victoria Davidjohn, designed by Annabel Barry, and featuring Carly Maitlin, Bria McKenzie, and Justin Ramos.

March 7, 2019

"Musical Meaning after Aristotle"

Sean Gurd, University of Missouri
Student-Led Event
March 2, 2019

Princeton Certamen 2019

The Princeton Classics Club announces the second annual Princeton Certamen — a quiz-bowl with questions based on Roman history, culture, mythology, literature, and language. Hosting high school and middle school students from all over the country, the Club hopes to inspire passion for the Classics and the Junior Classical League (JCL) with a competitive yet friendly contest.

Thermae Romae
Student-Led Event
February 22, 2019

Screening of Thermae Romae (2012)

The Classics Club is hosting a movie night. Please RSVP to Tashi Treadway.

February 4, 2019

"Translating the Odyssey Again: How and Why, With Emily Wilson"

Emily R. Wilson, University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by the Department of Classics, Princeton Public Library, Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication and the Women’s Center

Fall 2018

December 4, 2018

Being of Two Minds: Plotinus’ Account of Psychological Conflict in Ennead 4.3.31

Sara Magrin, University of California, Berkeley, Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Program in Classical Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy
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Lunch Lecture
November 16, 2018

"Naked? Fortunately not. The Gallic Wars as literary texts."

Christopher B. Krebs, Stanford University
By Invitation Only
Prentice Lecture
November 15, 2018

"Classics As Crime Fiction. A Conversation with Caesar, Labienus, and Polybius"

Christopher B. Krebs, Stanford University
Manuscript and person writing
October 22, 2018

Fake Letters: Authors and Agendas in the Ancient World

Program in the Ancient World

Kathryn Tempest, University of Roehampton, London
October 4–5, 2018

"Domestic Violence: The Limits and Possibilities of a Concept"

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Classics
October 1, 2018

CANCELLED - Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts

Luis Alfaro
September 27, 2018

“Evander and the Invention of the Prehistory of Latium in Virgil’s Aeneid.”

Sergio Casali (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”)

Spring 2018

Department Event
June 4, 2018

Class Day

Department Event
June 1, 2018

Alumnae/i Breakfast

Erica Choi
Student Presentation
May 10, 2018

“Reading Translations of Ovid’s Rapes”

Classics major Erica Choi is speaking at Princeton Research Day, a celebration of the research and creative endeavors of undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and other non-faculty researchers. The event is free and open to the public.

Erica Choi (Class of 2018)
Oracle Hysterical group photo
May 6, 2018

Oracle Hysterical: “Hecuba”

“Hecuba” is a lush and experimental rock-leaning album based on Euripides’ tragedy of the same name. Written around 424 BCE in Athens, Hecuba is a savage story of revenge in which the disgraced queen of Troy, Hecuba, with her city razed and her children murdered, descends from nobility to primal violence. A week before the national release on May 13, Oracle Hysterical will debut the album at Taplin Auditorium in Princeton, with a post-performance discussion featuring Brooke Holmes and Josh Billings.


Part band, part book club, Oracle Hysterical combines eclectic musical influences with literary breadth. All members of the group perform and compose, with each project developed collectively.

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics, the Department of Music, and Postclassicisms.
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